Third Star (2010)

Third Star (2010)




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BAFTA-winning short filmmaker Hattie Dalton makes an auspicious feature debut with this poignant but still screamingly funny paean to making the most of life while you still can. James invites his three closest friends to join him on a road trip to his favourite place in the world. Like many an impulsive group holiday, however, the undertaking proves fraught with practical difficulties, surreal encounters and emotionally ravaging revelations... With a vibrant, witty and insightful script by Vaughan Sivell, and a quartet of excellent lead performances from the UK's finest young actors, this is a moving, pertinent and unpredictable film, and a fantastic showcase of new and promising British film talent.
Comedy , Drama
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J.J. Feild
as Miles
Hugh Bonneville
as Beachcomber
Tom Burke
as Davy
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Critic Reviews for Third Star

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

As road trips go, this one travels far and travels well.

Full Review… | June 24, 2011
Detroit News
Top Critic

The script is too full of events and outbursts for it truly to convince, but the actors bring charm to the film and director Hattie Dalton has a pleasingly light touch.

Full Review… | May 17, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Underneath Third Star's classy cladding, which camouflages its maudlin streak and conventional melodramatic underpinnings, there lies a TV movie first and last.

Full Review… | May 23, 2011
Sight and Sound

Dalton, a Bafta-winning short filmmaker, ensures everything looks pleasant and polished enough, but there's very little here that stands out.

Full Review… | May 22, 2011

Rather familiar and predictable, though not dislikable.

Full Review… | May 22, 2011

All of this feels a little too pat and obvious until we edge towards a lump-in-the-throat finale with an emotional wallop absent from the predictability of the previous scenes.

Full Review… | May 20, 2011
Daily Express (UK)

Audience Reviews for Third Star

The bromance thing. Pity everything stays on its superficial level without digging deep down further.


My creyyysssss! Benedict Cumberbatch...actually all of these actors were gorgeous in this movie. It was lovely and sad and wonderful and, though it may have been done before, I found the story to be gorgeous as well. I'm a sucker for a great sad film and make sure you have your tissues handy for this one because it starts pulling your heart apart about halfway in and it doesn't let go. I'm over hyping it a bit but honestly, if I still think the movie is just as wonderful a few days later, I know it was worth the watch.

Diana Lynn
Diana Lynn

A melancholy, comical film. One that combines the two genres fantastically, but is not a film you would want to repeat watching.

Patrick Bateman
Patrick Bateman

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